Ralph FULLER [1824-1865] m.1853 Dora Anne BENNETT
Ralph Fuller; Solicitor at Skibbereen; bap. 19 Sep, 1824, Kinneigh, Ralph son of Joseph & Catherine Fuller pr.; Married Dora Anne Bennett 13 Oct, 1853 at Kilnagross parish*, Cork;
bur. 13 Nov, 1865, Dora; b.1824/25 d/o Josias Bennett & Sarah Wolfe d. 1878 (m)
- Ralph bap in Kinneigh Records
- Marriage is found (M), (N), (F)
- Ballymoney Parish Records: Ralph Fuller | Abode:Skibbereen | 1865 Nov 13 age 41 | By Whom the Ceremony was Performed: William R. Maugau, Curate
- Died at home, Skibbereen 11th Nov. 1865 Cork Examiner 13 Nov. 1865
Slater's Directory, 1856 Skibbereen Co. Cork
Downing, Timothy McCarthy, (North Street & Upper Sackville St., Dublin)
Everett, William (North Street)
Fuller, Ralph (North Street)
Turner, George (Bridgetown)
Could this have been the residence of Ralph and Dora Fuller in 1860?
The 1860 baptism cetificate for Ralph, son of Ralph Fuller Esq. Solicitor of Skibbereen notes his abode as "The Glebe" Skibbereen.
The House in these photographs, variously described as Glebe House, Carrigfadda Glebe, and The Old Rectory, is located in the south-west of Skibbereen on the Baltimore Road. At the time of Griffith's Valuation 1848 to 1864, around the time of Ralph's baptism, Rev. Horace Townsend, by whom the ceremony was performed, was leasing this property from the O'Donovan's estate. Horace Thomas Townsend was Vicar of Abbeystrewry from 1850 to January 1867 and one would assume that he lived at the Rectory but could it have been sub-leased or could there have been more than one family living in the house?
The House was enlarged at some point and in the 1901 census Horace Webb Townsend is noted as living in house no. 8 in Carrigfadda, a house having 12 rooms and four windows at the front. Is that the Glebe House? The Old Rectory at present has 6 windows at front. The neighboring house, no.7 in the Census has 6 windows and co-incidentally is occupied by Thomas J Fuller, a solicitor in Skibbereen. It must be said that it is unlikely that Thomas is directly related to Ralph Fuller Esq. 1824-1865. Further documentary evidence is needed to confirm that Ralph Fuller and his new family did in fact live at "The Glebe" in 1860.